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Windows Embedded 8 and Windows Embedded Compact 2013 – #Windows 8

Windows Embedded Standard 8 Release Preview available for testing, with general availability scheduled for March 2013.

REDMOND, Wash. — Nov. 13, 2012 — Microsoft today unveiled its product road map for Windows Embedded 8 and Windows Embedded Compact 2013, both of which build on thecompany’s vision for intelligent systems first announced last fall. Microsoft also made the Windows Embedded 8 Standard release preview available for download.

Microsoft is committed to helping harness the potential of the Internet of Things by connecting devices to software and services in the back end or in the cloud, transforming that data into actionable operational intelligence. In describing the opportunity, Windows Embedded General Manager Kevin Dallas calls out Microsoft’s “big transition” from being a software company to a devices and services company.

“Faced with the explosion of business data, enterprises are looking for better alternatives to help them unlock the information inside,” Dallas says. “Microsoft’s broad set of technologies and products make it uniquely qualified to help address this problem. We’re working with our partners to create solutions that extend across the full breadth of Microsoft technologies and provide customers with the clarity they need to harness big data.”

The release schedule includes the Windows Embedded 8 family of device operating systems, each with a distinct feature set that includes the building blocks for an intelligent system across hardware, software and services.

Windows Embedded 8 is the family of device operating systems….

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//Richard

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